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Here's Vin Scully Calling Don Larsen's Perfect Game 57 Years Ago Today

On Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series, Don Larsen took the mound at Yankee Stadium against the Brooklyn Dodgers and threw what remains the only perfect game in MLB postseason history. Behind the microphone in the broadcast booth that day was 28-year-old Vin Scully, already in his seventh season as the voice of the Dodgers.


When the Dodgers moved to L.A. two years later, Scully went with them. Much to our delight, all these years later—at the age of 85—he's still calling the team's games. We can't say it enough: We think Scully is a treasure, and while we wish MLB would make the audio of his call of the final out of Larsen's perfecto available, we'll settle for the above footage of the last out of the sixth inning, which is followed by Scully's narration of an ad for a breast-pocket edition of the Encyclopedia of Baseball.

And while we're at it, here's Scully's description of Juan Uribe's game-winning (and NLDS-clinching) home run in the eighth inning last night against the Braves. The game was televised nationally by TBS, but Scully worked the radio broadcast. You'll recall that Uribe twice tried to bunt before swinging away and hitting it out. Scully's call? "It's amazing what someone will do when he can't bunt." Perfect.

h/t to Emma Span